IMPORTANT! THIS IS A NEW (VERSION 2) RAZBERRY Z-WAVE CARD. PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION BELOW CAREFULLY.
PLEASE NOTE:This is NOT the Raspberry Pi! It's a daughter card that goes ON a Raspberry Pi board! Raspberry Pi boards are here.
The RaZberry 2 turns every Raspberry Pi into a Z-Wave Home Automation Gateway. The bundle of hardware and precompiled Z-Wave wireless network management software waits to be completed by your own user interface running in a web browser or a mobile phone. The Z-Wave software offers an easy to understand and easy to use interface applying the well-known Java Script interface technology JSON on a built in web server. Writing your own home automation app was never easier and never more affordable.
The RaZberry 2 has an optimized antenna so that this module can now achieve a range of up to 200 meters.
The RaZberry 2 consists of four parts:
Z-Wave transceiver pluggable to the GPIO interface of the Raspberry PI
Optimized transceiver firmware running on the Z-Wave transceiver chip
Certified Z-Wave communication stack Z-Way - running on the Raspberry PI and offering a web based interface
Z-Way AJAX based demo User Interface for easy access to all Z-Wave functions of Z-Way and as a reference for own User Interface enhancements.
Please note: The package includes only the Z-Wave plug-and the necessary software. The Raspberry Pi baseboard is NOT included. More information is available on the website RaZberry razberry.z-wave.me.
Introduction To Z-Wave Plus¢
Z-Wave Plus¢ is a new certification program designed to help consumers identify products that take advantage of the recently introduced 'Next Gen' Z-Wave hardware platform, also know as 500 Series or 5th Generation Z-Wave. Z-Wave Plus certified solutions feature a selected set of extended features and capabilities that enhance the end user experience and make Z-Wave installations even faster and easier to install and set up.
Z-Wave has led the market in interoperable smart devices for the home since the first Z-Wave product was certified in 2004. With the introduction of the Next-Gen, Z-Wave 500 series hardware platforms, Z-Wave saw its ecosystem bolstered with new capabilities, including increased range, extended battery life, Over The Air upgrading (OTA), additional RF channels and more -- all of which are fully backwards compatible with existing Z-Wave products.
For consumers, homeowners, integrators, and service providers, these enhancements offer tremendous benefits in terms of shorter and easier installations, richer device profiles, improved self-healing and longer battery life. With the new Z-Wave Plus certification program, the Z-Wave Alliance is introducing a series of packaging logos that will be located on every Z-Wave PlusÃ¢¢ certified product, informing the consumer this product incorporates the enhanced capabilities of the Next Gen, Z-Wave 500 series.
50% improvement in battery life
67% improvement in range
250% more bandwidth
Three F channels for improved noise immunity and higher bandwidth
New lug-n-Play Network-wide Inclusion feature
Improved self-healing nd fault tolerance with Explorer Frame feature
Standardized method for Over the Air firmware updates (OTA)
Improved product information capture for product certification database
There are three different versions of the Razberry available for different geographic regions. This model is ZMEURAZ2: Version for all frequencies around 908 MHz (like USA; Israel, default is USA)